Ecology and Ecosystems M.S., M.P.S. & Ph.D.
The Ecology and Ecosystems area of study focuses on the structure, function, dynamics, and resilience of terrestrial ecosystems, at a range of scales, from tree genetics and plant physiology to landscape ecology, modeling and remote sensing.
Because functioning and resilient ecosystems are central to human well-being, research opportunities in this area of study address a diversity of topics that help us better understand and enhance the sustainability of terrestrial ecosystems in a rapidly changing world.
- Colin M. Beier; firstname.lastname@example.org
forest ecosystem and landscape ecology, social-ecological systems, climate change, ecosystem services, landscape change modeling, resilience, adaptive management, resource governance, applied geoinformatics
- Eddie Bevilacqua; email@example.com
sampling/inventory, biometrics, forest mensuration, growth and yield modeling, applied statistics, GIS/spatial analysis, forest ecology, landscape ecology, ecological modeling, tree-ring science, quantitative silviculture
- Russell D. Briggs; firstname.lastname@example.org
forest ecology, watershed ecology, soils, ecosystem services, watershed management, forest soils, silviculture
- John E. Drake; email@example.com
- René Germain; firstname.lastname@example.org
forest health, policy, silviculture, forest management and operations, forest management for renewable energy, watershed management, sustainable forestry systems
- Mariann T. Johnston; email@example.com
forest ecology, soils, biogeochemistry, forest health, silviculture
- Christopher A. Nowak; firstname.lastname@example.org
Vegetation Management, Silviculture and Forest Ecology, Production Ecology and Plant Ecophysiology, Invasive Exotic Plant Control, Biogeography and Cultural Landscapes, Sustainable Management and Certification Systems
- Ralph D. Nyland; email@example.com
forest ecology, forest health, restoration ecology, silviculture, forest management and operations, quantitative silviculture, forest practice
- John C. Stella; firstname.lastname@example.org
riparian and stream ecology, restoration ecology, watershed management, ecological modeling, tree-ring science, river restoration, arid-land and Mediterranean ecosystems
- Philippe G. Vidon; email@example.com
Geography/Environmental Science, Surface and Subsurface Hydrology, Water Quality, Riparian Zone/Watershed Biogeochemistry and Hydrology, Agriculture, Best Management Practices, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Mercury, Carbon Cycling, Greenhouse Gases (N2O, CO2, CH4).
- Timothy A. Volk; firstname.lastname@example.org
silviculture, forest management for renewable energy, biomass and bioenergy, energy, agroforestry, phytoremediation, management and sustainability of short rotation woody crops, life cycle analysis, ecophysiology, international forestry
For details on doctoral and masters programs, download the Graduate Student Handbook for The Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management. Hard copies are available from the FNRM office.
Graduate Education Coordinator - FNRM
310A Bray Hall, One Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2788
Phone: (315) 470-6561
Fax: (315) 470-6535
Current EE Graduate Students
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I'm a 2nd-year masters candidate in concurrent degree programs of Forest Ecology and Ecosystems (M.S.) and Public Administration, with a concentration in Public and Nonprofit Management (M.P.A) and a certificate of advanced study (C.A.S) in Conflict Resolution. What I enjoy about my degree program: the attitude and accessibility of faculty and staff, my major professor's ability to challenge me, the opportunity to attend classes on other campuses (SU!), and my research site, which is in the white mountains of New Hampshire.
Graduate Research Topic
Nutritional Effects on Causal Organism of Beech Bark Disease in Aftermath Forests
Pour y voir plus clair, il suffit souvent de changer de point de vue.
Moth and insect ID, Birding, backpacking, cycling, travel, xc skiing.
My Graduate School Mantras
(1) Read everything that you're given. (2) Just because I don't understand right now doesn't mean that I'm incapable of understanding. (3) When in doubt, whip it out. (translation: stop doubting and get it done!)
Graduate Research Topic
I am currently studying the effects of nutrient additions (N, P, N+P) on the sap flow in sugar maple trees.
I am fascinated by tree canopy dynamics, specifically microclimate gradients that are associated with height in a tree such as humidity and light availability.
Graduate Research Topic
I am currently examining the effects of nutrient additions (N, P, N*P) on the vertical gradient of foliar traits in sugar maple canopies.